Sunshine on Sunshine

About Us

The Koru Room 

Our Koru Room is our specialist nursery, catering for our tamariki under the age of one. The Kaiako mimic our smallest babies’ home routines in a flexible, gentle and caring environment, nurturing the tamariki to become confident in their abilities and reach their goals.

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The Kea Room

Our Kea Room is for our younger toddlers – who are active and on the move, exploring everything through their senses and with their whole bodies. Routine times are flexible and move with the needs of the tamariki while allowing them time to explore in a safe environment with their kaiako not too far away. Kea Tamariki are learning to play and interact with and alongside their peers and so share an outdoor space with the older toddlers.

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The Pukeko Room

The Pukeko Room is for our older toddlers. At this age, tamariki thrive best in an inclusive and peaceful environment, where they are encouraged into sensory explorations, and scaffolded into independence; where there is space for outdoor play and where their changing temperaments are nurtured and respected through caring interactions.


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The Piwaiwaka Room

The Piwaiwaka Room is for our older children. During this developmental stage children learn through experience, therefore, we offer a range of activities and experiences to support every child to learn and develop, indoor and outdoor, especially in their deepening understanding of their sense of identity and place in the word.


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The Rimu Room

Our Rimu Room, for our eldest children, is a great space with a large outdoor area, where children are free to explore, experiment and create understanding of the wider world. Children’s interests are fostered through our readiness for school programme which is woven, like a whariki, through every activity and experience, from learning about science in the sandpit, mathematics by climbing trees, literacy through acting out stories and oral language through show and tell linking to the ‘story’ of the moment.


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